Posts Tagged 'Canadian Travel'

Going to the Cottage in Quebec

“We’re going up North,” or “We’re going to the Cottage” are two phrases you will become very familiar with while you are living here in Quebec. Whoever spoke them is getting ready for a weekend (or longer) getaway up at a chalet, cottage or cabin, in the northern regions of Quebec. When Quebecers say “up north,” they don’t mean the Yukon. The phrase actually refers to a place as close as two hours north (give or take) of Montreal.

Hitchhiking in Quebec

Outside of the city of Montreal, hitchhiking in Quebec is pretty widely accepted. If you ask someone for a ride, rather than standing with your thumb out, you many get a surprised look, but probably a positive reaction. It’s important to realize that given the sheer size of Quebec and Canada, a neighboring town may be up to 30 kilometres away. A town even 100 kilometres away can be considered “local.”

Airbnb in Canada: How it works

If this is the case, AirBnB, an accommodation marketplace, is a great place to look. AirBnB lets people rent out their rooms, apartments, houses and more. You can find hundreds of rentals from rooms and full houses to castles and villas.